Goodbye 2014

“Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall […]


This is a true story. One afternoon this past summer, my 19-year-old son was walking down the middle of the street in a neighborhood here in our town.  A car pulled up behind him.  My son did not move out of the road, just kept walking. After a moment the […]

“…and we change with them.”

When I moved to Michigan in 1996, one of the first things I set out to do in my new hometown was find a comic book store. Finding the right comic book store is like finding the right church. And more difficult in a town where there is a church […]

“Come back here and give me my daughter…”

Busy times right now, just a quick share of a song that’s been rattling around in my head for the past few days. Still holds up, yeah? There’s also a very nice acoustic version of it out there as well. It occurs to me that this song relates to a […]

So, this kinda made my day…

When I was younger, two of my favorite books were Mercer Mayer’s Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-a-Zooand One Monster After Another. Recently I dug them out of a box in the basement. They’re now my youngest’s favorite books. She’s reading them over and over again, much as I […]

time and tide

My youngest started school today. She was excited. She was ready. It was a good morning, lots of memories. A bit fraught, a little bittersweet. We did okay. We watched her walk to the door. So confident. She’s my hero. But there were tears in the car and, later, more […]

On Shooter’s Hill…

…right about now, they’re scattering Steve Moore’s ashes on this burial mound, by the light of the full moon. Sleep well, Endymion…

“These are the days it never rains but it pours…”

It’s been hard going around here lately . . . and there’s another tough week ahead. Here’s David Bowie and Queen (of course). (This one goes out to the rest of the people on the edge of the night. I’m right there with ya.)

“It sneaks up on you without a warning…”

A bat showed up in the house this morning. He was hiding in the bookshelves. I assume it was a harbinger of prosperity and long life for my birthday, and not because, y’know, we don’t have a belfry. He was a little brown bat, very cute. I got him out, […]

“You know me, I’m your friend…”

You can blame Greg Proops for this one. The cat plays it all the time on his The Smartest Man in the World podcast. And it’s outstanding. As is the podcast. So here’s Curtis Mayfield’s “Pusherman” for your listening pleasure.